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Quiz of 2015 – were you paying attention?

The Smiler

2015 was one of the most eventful and memorable – sadly for many wrong reasons – years in the history of UK theme parks.

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Pleasureland Southport expansion proposed

Southport Pleasureland

A plan for the expansion of Southport Pleasureland has been put to local authorities in the Merseyside town.

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‘Huge’ 2017 project for Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is planning a new ride for 2017, described as a “huge project” by the park’s deputy managing director Nick Thompson.

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Fantasy Island being marketed for sale

Millennium at Fantasy Island

Administrators at Fantasy Island have placed the amusement park and its adjacent market and caravan sites up for sale.

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Dreamland Margate seeks £2.9m debt resolution

Scenic Railway at Dreamland Margate

Dreamland Margate is seeking a resolution regarding the repayment of its £2.9 million debts.

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Legoland Windsor wins haunted house appeal

Ghost - The Haunted House

Legoland Windsor has won an appeal over the local authority’s refusal to grant planning permission for a haunted house attraction.

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Alton Towers cites ‘human error’ in Smiler crash

The Smiler

Alton Towers has determined that “human error” was to blame for the Smiler rollercoaster crash which seriously injured five people earlier this year.

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Alton Towers ‘will mothball rides in 2016’

Flume

Alton Towers will mothball six rides and attractions during the 2016 season, the TowersStreet website is reporting.

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